WACO – James Rollins (FR/Liberty Hill, TX) and the University of Houston-Victoria men's golf team turned in seventh-place finishes Tuesday at the McLennan Community College Dr. Pepper Classic.


Rollins turned in a final round 74 on the par-72 Twin Rivers Golf Club to finish tied for seventh, while the Jaguars posted a final round 305 to finish seventh in the team standings with a 36-hole total of 621.


The Jaguars began the day tied for sixth with Tyler Junior College and McLennan B at 316. Tyler made the biggest move posting a final round 292 to finish second at 608, while the Jaguars finished 14 shots ahead of McLennan B.


New Mexico Junior College went wire-to-wire with the lead to win the tournament by 12 shots posting a 299-297-596.


Rollin, who began the day tied for 11th after an opening round 76, finished the tournament at 6-over par 150. Cristian Esparza (JR/Houston, TX) turned in a top-20 finish for the Jaguars as he tied for 20th after posting rounds of 82-73-155. Esparza's 73 was the Jaguars' best round of the day.


Preston Woodward added a 78-83-161 for the Jaguars, while Adrian Saenz (SO/Brownsville, TX) finished with an 80-81-162, and Terry Strickland (FR/Missouri City, TX) a 96-77-173.


Playing as medalist for UHV, Zachary Blevins (FR/Victoria, TX) finished with an 83-79-162 and Brett Currie (FR/Richmond, TX) an 81-85-166.


New Mexico's Luke Turbutt and Ben Tucker finished one-two in the individual standings. Turbutt posted a 2-under 142 with rounds of 70-72, while Tucker finished at 1-over with rounds of 75-70-145.


MCC Dr Pepper Classic

Twin Rivers Golf Club, Waco

7,478 Yards, Par 72

Oct. 24-25, 2016


1, New Mexico JC                            299-297-596

2, Tyler JC                                            316-292-608

3, Hutchinson CC                              301-309-610

4, McLennan CC                                309-302-611

5, Ranger College                             307-305-612

6, Abilene Christian                         308-305-613

7, Houston-Victoria                         316-305-621

8, McLennan CC (B)                         316-319-635

9, Garden City CC                             335-310-645

10, Jacksonville College (B)          329-336-665

11, Jacksonville College (A)          331-336-667